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Our Edit Of The Best November Beauty Launches You're Sure To Love

From luxurious anti-ageing creams to a range of creamy lipsticks, here is our edit of the best products to splurge on for the month of November.
#1: YSL Beaute Or Rouge Creme Fine, $599
Powered by crocin and crotecin — both found in the pistil of the Saffron flower — the former defends skin against low-grade chronic inflammation (read: when the skin goes through inflammaging), which occurs when our skin is less able to resist damage from daily aggressors. The latter then reactivates skin’s internal antioxidant power to strengthen skin cells to better fight and resist free radical damage. YSL’s updated formula also features a new extraction process known as Continuous Distillation to obtain the new distillate, which reportedly has 20 per cent more crocin than its original counterpart. #2: Chanel Sublimage L’Essence Fondamentale, $679
Its key ingredient, solidago extract, stimulates a protein that is essential for youthful skin by improving the production of collagen, boost cellular vitality and restore density. The result: a plumper, firmer complexion. Hyaluronic acid and shea butter are also infused into the formula to hydrate and soften — as well as prevent — the look (and formation) of fine lines and wrinkles. #3: Lancome Absolue Soft Cream, $450
Its composition is made up of three key ingredients (two that target tired, lifeless complexions) derived from roses. Firstly, the native cells of the Lancome Rose is saturated with a host of regenerative powers and obtained through a Fermogenesis process, which allows cells to proliferate stress-free for maximum efficacy. The Rose Essential Oil that comprises of Centifolia Rose and Rose Damascena is derived from a cold distillate to retain its revitalising and reparative properties. These work hand in hand to perk up and treat really tired skin. #4: Chantecaille Liquid Lumiere in Sheen, $75
More than your regular highlighter, this velvety smooth fluid contains micro-sized, light-reflecting pigments to make your features pop. It also helps blur skin imperfections like lines and pores while imparting radiance to your complexion. Plus, it is also infused with conditioning ingredients to keep skin hydrated all day long. #5: Gesgep Lip Fresco, $39 each, Escentials
Founded by celebrity makeup artists Son Dae Sik and Park Tae Yoon, Korean makeup brand Gesgep, is the latest K-beauty brand to have arrived on our shores. And one of the must-try products is the Lip Fresco. With a silky texture and intense pigments, this lipstick is also enriched with cupuacu butter for all-day comfort. #6: Serge Lutens Le Participe Passe EDP, $185
Consider this your new standout scent. With sparkling top notes of bergamot, middle notes of pepper and fruits, the real show begins as the scent settles. An opulent concoction surfaces, as notes of Egyptian balsam, resins, cumin, caramel, leather and patchouli envelopes you in a warm embrace. #7: Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Cushion in 030 Majestic Berry, $17.90
Packed with nourishing oils and vitamin E, this hydrating formula delivers vibrant colours onto lips while keeping them soft and smooth. It is also buildable so you can wear them sheer or with full intensity for a bold and head-turning effect. #8: Fenty Beauty Avalanche All-Over Metallic Powder Set, $139, Sephora
Suitable for use on your eyes, cheeks and lips, these multi-purpose shades melt onto skin for high-impact, no-holds-barred pigment. Available in a range of seven shades, from icy blue to gilded bronze, they are housed in handy containers that are perfect for on-the-go application. #9: Peter Thomas Roth Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask, $110, Sephora
If you’re familiar with the concept of multi-masking, you’ll know that it refers to applying several masks on various parts of your face to treat multiple skincare concerns at once. Now, imagine if you could do all that with just one product, and this is it. Made with Hungarian Thermal Water, beech tree bud extract, kaolin clay and botanical oils, this mask purifies pores, speeds up cellular renewal, nourishes dry patches and strengthens skin barrier. All you have to do is massage onto clean, dry skin and leave on for about three minutes. Then, wet your fingertips with cool water and massage face again until the heating sensation diminishes. Proceed to rinse mask off thoroughly to reveal smoother, plumper and clearer skin. #10: Maison Christian Dior Rose Kabuki
Inspired by characters in traditional Japanese theatre, Dior Perfumer-Creator, François Demachy wanted to create something tender. The end result? The Maison Christian Dior Rose Kabuki. With delicate, sparkling accents of rose swathed in powdery musks, it is sensual, feminine and fresh at the same time, making it the perfect addition to any fragrance wardrobe. #11: Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer, $69, Sephora
If the year-end festive period isn’t the time to bring on the bling, we don’t know when else is! Another divine highlighter to add to our never-ending wishlist is this one from Marc Jacobs Beauty. With a peachy gold tint, it adds warmth to your complexion and is suitable for your face and body. It’s sheer yet buildable coverage makes it perfect for any time and occasion as you can easily sweep on a light dusting for a barely-there glow or layer on more product to bring out those razor-sharp cheekbones. #12: Lipstick Queen Nothing But The Nudes in Cheeky Chestnut, $40
If you are thinking of venturing into the dark side while still playing it (kind of) safe, try this plum-brown shade from Lipstick Queen’s new nude collection. Perfect as a nude look for those with medium to dark skin tones, it has both warm and cool undertones so it never leaves you looking washed out. We also love that it has medium coverage, a creamy texture and high shine finish – talk about versatility. #13: MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Oh Darling, $57
Part of the brand’s festive collection, Shiny Pretty Things, this skin illuminator now comes embossed like a prized gift while featuring its signature prismatic reflections. With an ultra-soft and buttery smooth texture, it glides onto skin and melds seamlessly to sculpt and highlight your features for up to 10 hours. #14: Dr.Hauschka Regenerating Day Cream Complexion, $109
This two-in-one day cream is saturated with tons of skin-loving ingredients like red clover, bryophyllum and field horsetail to stimulate the skin’s moisture-activating ability. Avocado and olive plant oils are also infused to protect, nourish and strengthen skin’s regenerative ability. Additionally, it also contains natural light-reflecting pigments to treat uneven skin tone, redness and conceal imperfections. Main image: Showbit.com